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revised Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
@DJClayworth I modified the question to ask for people's opinions, because I was under the impression that my questions was closed because I wasn't asking for them.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
A democracy is where people solve issues only through ballot or local town-hall meetings. A republic is where people choose others to represent them on their behalf. If I was speaking politically, I would have probably said conservative vs. liberal. Not to mention that taking republican to mean the Republican party in that context doesn't make any sense.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
Perhaps I could have worded the question a lot better.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
I guess my question then is, while I agree with you that everyone's worldview affects their political decisions, my questions is what is that worldview? Does the bible support a worldview that we should allow the government to enforce Christian morality, or is this in another realm say that of the church to evangelize the saving of man and not the government.
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comment Efforts and motivation on sanctification
One might answer, "According to Calvinistic tradition, ..." or, "According to Baptist thought, ...", or "If we take into account verses such and such, this implies. . ." Are these not acceptable answers?
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comment Efforts and motivation on sanctification
I believe that their is an absolute truth answer to this questions, however I believe that we may not know it. Therefore, I am asking that people give biblical support to provide credence to what they say, so that perhaps a logical conclusion could be drawn. If I want to hear the answer from several different denominations, do I have to create separate questions for each denomination or can I let different denominations and doctrines answer on the same question?
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
I edited the questions to require a foundation on church history or biblical exegesis.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
@DavidStratton To be honest, I'm unsure why this questions was closed.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
I wasn't going to limit the questions to just one church, but to perhaps see the reasoning of the person who answers. Is this against guidelines? If it is then we can just say using Biblical support.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
@waxeagle According either to biblical exegesis or an appeal to church authority.
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comment Efforts and motivation on sanctification
@DavidStratton I appreciate your help in figuring this site out.
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comment Efforts and motivation on sanctification
Okay, is the clarification of my comment acceptable?
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
@DavidStratton Like in my other comment, I'm not looking for opinion, but deductive reasoning based on the axioms of biblical exegesis or church doctrine. Wouldn't that be considered acceptable. If not, I'm really having trouble understanding where I'm going wrong. I apologize for my naiveté.
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comment Efforts and motivation on sanctification
@DavidStratton To be more specific, I'm looking for some sort of deductive reasoning, where the assumptions are either doctrinal or biblical, but may make use of one's own conclusions. I believe that this falls within community guidelines, under the first bullet of the list that you linked to me.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
@DavidStratton The questions that you linked to, doesn't now seem to be the same as mine. I edited my question to be more specific. It basically asks assuming that Christians should let their faith influence their political decisions, in what way should that manifest itself in largely polar issues. However, in the title, I do no exclude those who would say that their church's or own opinion does not include the influence of faith on political decision.
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comment Should Christians in the United States let their faith influence their political decisions given that they live in a republican society?
Okay, I will read an alter accordingly. One moment, please.